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Jul
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reviewed Approve Why does the authorship of the Zohar matter?
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed Why does the authorship of the Zohar matter?
Jul
15
reviewed Looks OK Is a couple who got divorced allowed to be together?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve What's a good technique for a not-so-strong person to do [Ashkenazi] Hagbaha?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve How does Hagbah work on a Sephardic Torah case?
Jul
15
revised How should a Jew behave if kidnapped by a non-Jew?
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Jul
15
reviewed Close Minhag of Kos Pagum
Jul
11
reviewed Approve War, Pray and Learn
Jul
11
reviewed Approve Why is asking a non-Jew to turn on electric lights considered amira l'nochri?
Jul
11
reviewed Leave Closed Why do Hassidim wear hats that simulate what Non-Jewish czars and kings wore?
Jul
11
answered Did they daven after the destruction of the first temple?
Jul
11
reviewed No Action Needed Unethical landlord
Jul
10
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@DoubleAA AFAIK kodem usually implies an order such as ת"ר תמיד קודם לפסח פסח קודם לקטרת קטרת קודמת לנרות so I wouldn't call my reading non-literal. It may also imply a connection but I think the burden of proof would be on you to prove that connection instead of assuming it.
Jul
10
reviewed No Action Needed Shehecheyanu at a Graduation
Jul
10
asked Why did R' Yochanan ben Zakkai ask for multiple things?
Jul
9
reviewed Looks OK Online glossary of Talmudic terms
Jul
9
reviewed No Action Needed Tattling on fellow Mi Yodeyans
Jul
9
reviewed No Action Needed A computer file that I emailed you has a virus. Am I responsible?
Jul
9
comment How do we know that Elisha baal kenafayim had a clean body?
Agree with @ShmuelBrin. Another example would be the famous joke; how do you know you need to wear a black hat? Because it says, vayeitzei Yaakov, and he wouldn't have gone out without a black hat! The reason it is a joke is because it assumes the thing its actually trying to prove
Jul
9
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@DoubleAA that's pretty harsh. The way I have learned the sugya is the same as pehter chamor, where arifah is a second mitzvah which only comes into play if pediah is not done. It is not a question of preference. My question is in reference to contemporary halacha, not how "many many Rishonim" learn the sugya, which in this instance would seem not to carry enough weight with contemporary Ashkenazik poskim. I hope you'll reconsider your vote.